Morphology Data of Ocosia fasciata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Mandritsa, S.A. and S.I. Usachev, 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

No spines on the lateral surface of the lachrymal nor on the lateral surface of the first suborbital bone (Ref. 41496). Dorsal fin membranes deeply incised; second and third dorsal spines no elongated relative to succeeding spines. Origin of dorsal fin at or behind level of rear margin of eye (Ref. 35987).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ocosia fasciata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 13 - 18
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 5 - 10
on upper limb 2 - 4
total 26 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 14 - 16
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 4 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   11 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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